Windsor House Group Practice
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Windsor House Group Practice is a large GP Practice with 3 x surgeries based in Leeds (Morley, Churwell and Drighlington) with a list size of over 18,500 patients.
The post holder is a clinical pharmacist who acts within their professional boundaries, working alongside a team of pharmacists in general practice.
They will improve patients health outcomes and the efficiency of the primary care team by providing direct, accessible and timely medicines and expertise including face to face contact with patients.
The post holder will be an integral part of the general practice team, as well as part of a wider pharmacist network and multi-disciplinary team. This includes being a conduit of patient medicines information into and out of hospitals. They will work to optimise medication issues to improve patient care and safety, and support clinical staff in the management of patients.
As part of their employment, the post holder will achieve qualifications from an accredited training pathway, including independent prescribing, equipping the clinical pharmacist to be able to practise and prescribe safely and effectively in a primary care setting.
The supervision and mentorship network will be provided to support the clinical pharmacist.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will have a patient facing role in managing long-term conditions; working directly with patients to assess and treat conditions, as well as promote self-care.
The candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience of influencing others and conducting clinical medication reviews.
The successful applicant will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop and run (for example processes for repeat prescription reauthorisation, management of medicines on transfer of care and systems for safer prescribing). They will work with and be supported by members of the MDT including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from the GP Confederation.
In return, we will support them to develop their role, including, for example, becoming an independent prescriber or gaining a postgraduate qualification in clinical pharmacy.
Windsor House Group Practice is a large GP Practice in Leeds spanning across three sites. We have a team of approx 60 employees both clinical and administrative. We are passionate around the care and support of our patients and the role of a receptionist is key to our service provision.
The role will primarily work at Adwalton House Surgery, Drighlington (with an expectation that the successful candidate would work at one of the other surgeries as and when required).
The post holder will work within their clinical competencies as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide expertise in clinical medicines management, provide face to face structured medication reviews, manage long term conditions, management of medicines on transfer of care and systems for safer prescribing, manage repeat prescription authorisations and reauthorisation, acute prescription request, while addressing both the public health and social care needs of patients in the practice.
The post holder will perform face to face medication review of patients with polypharmacy especially for older people, people in residential care homes and those with multiple co-morbidities and long term conditions. The post holder will provide leadership on quality improvement and clinical audit and well as managing some aspects of the Quality and Outcomes Framework.
This role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and operational efficiencies so requires motivation and passion to deliver an excellent service within general practice.
The post holder will be supported to develop their role to become a non-medical prescriber, if that qualification is not already held
Knowledge & Skills
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).